Indian American IMPACT Fund Endorses Kamala Harris for President


IMPACT Fund Board of Directors votes to endorse Harris based on her distinguished track record and commitment to fighting for the values of the Indian American community

WASHINGTON, D.C.--- Today, the Indian American IMPACT Fund (“IMPACT Fund”) announced its endorsement of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for President of the United States.

Kamala Harris

“In such a critically important election, one that will shape policy and politics for generations to come, Indian Americans can’t afford to stay on the sidelines. That’s why IMPACT Fund is proud to be the first Indian American or Asian American political organization to endorse Senator Harris,” said Raj Goyle, co-founder of IMPACT and a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives. “In the coming months, we look forward to mobilizing our network of resources to ensure Senator Harris secures the Democratic nomination and is elected the next President of the United States of America.”

A lifelong public safety and civil rights leader, Senator Harris previously served as District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California, before being elected by voters of the most populous state in the nation, California, to the U.S. Senate in 2016. When elected President of the United States, Harris will be the first woman, the first Indian American, the first Asian American, and the first African American woman to hold that post.

“The Indian American IMPACT Fund is proud to endorse Senator Kamala Harris. She is a tested leader who has demonstrated, throughout her career, a strong commitment to our community’s progressive and pluralistic values,” said Aruna Miller, Executive Director of IMPACT.

“This endorsement and the support of the Indian American Impact Fund and its members means so much to me,” Harris said. “Together, we will fight for an America that restores the values of truth and justice and works for working people, from raising incomes to expanding health care.”

In 2018, over 100 Indian Americans ran for office in 29 states; IMPACT Fund endorsed 27 of these candidates, 44% of whom won their races in November.

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Indian American IMPACT Fund is a national organization which upholds our nation’s ideals and promises of representative democracy with a focus on Indian Americans to run, win, and lead.

Learn more at www.iaIMPACT.org